You are very welcome here!
Holy Ground is a growing community of people who are yearning to do church together in a new way. Cultivating meaningful relationships is at the heart of our common life: loving God, loving our neighbors, and loving our deepest, truest selves. We support and challenge one another to live more intentionally and authentically, inspired by Jesus' audacious, boundary-breaking love. Diversity and inclusivity matter to us because they mattered to Jesus, who always had an extra seat at his table. In response to Jesus' bold welcome, both women and men, both LGBTQ people and straight people, and both people of color and white people all serve equally as leaders in our church community. And while our welcome is always wide, it's never shallow. We are committed to deep exploration of progressive Christian theology, Biblical interpretation, discipleship, and practices of social justice. Holy Ground is a safe space for doubt and questions, as many of us are passionately and creatively involved in (re)-constructing a liberating version of Christian faith for our place and time. We hope you'll come join the circle and share your story, soon!
Sunday Evening Worship
Each Sunday at 5:00 PM, we create sacred space in which we seek a deep encounter with God, with one another, and with our deepest selves. Our worship service will engage your mind, body, and spirit – honoring both ancient traditions and contemporary expressions of faith. We creatively remix the historic liturgy of the church in ways that speak to our present-day realities and challenge us into fresh new ways of living. Worship takes place in the chapel of Our Saviour's Church @ 370 Junipero Avenue. Scripture readings for worship are here.
A diverse group of spiritual sojourners gathers every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for prayer, fellowship, theological investigation, Bible study, and (of course) good food. Our gatherings take place in a relaxed, intimate, conversational setting that feels a lot like a living room. We think a comfortable, homey space helps us to ask bigger, harder questions and build deeper community. Wednesday gatherings happen at the rear of Our Saviour's Church @ 370 Junipero Avenue (enter the parking lot via Carroll Park North; we meet in the room at the far end of the parking lot, near the playground).
CSULB Interfaith Project
We are the founders and facilitators of the CSULB Interfaith Project, which provides a wide array of opportunities for students to build interfaith relationships, learn about diverse religious traditions, and participate in interfaith-oriented events and programs. We're open to all CSULB students and offer a vibrant atmosphere for spiritual and religious exploration.